What is the detail of the 1st year programme for a Certificate?



Course Delivery

Kailo Training Institute offers this dynamic online course where we use mixed methods, including self-paced methods and interactive sessions to make your distance learning a vibrant experience.


12 months – part-time.

 (The schedule will be discussed during the preliminary interview.)


This year has 10 modules with 10 topics each.

 Before starting the year’s work you are required to complete a self-paced onboarding module to prepare you to use the Learner Management System (LMS) and to give you all the guidance to achieve success with your studies.

The practical applications will relate to the ministry field you are passionate about such as working with children, families, trauma, bereavement and so forth.

This year can be ¼ of your Bachelor’s Degree.

This is a Christian Pastoral Counselling qualification, with a strong ministry-oriented focus. The qualification serves to provide adult learners with the knowledge/theory and application techniques for ministerial studies in their chosen field of speciality. It emphasises selected general knowledge and Biblical principles together with more specific methods and applications.

Course Summary

The core of first-year modules introduces learners to the essence of Christian Pastoral Counselling and helping others. Learners are introduced to research and writing skills, as well as a counsellor’s boundaries and ethical conduct. The Bible is the vital handbook in this course.

Entry Requirements

You are able to apply for entry to this certificate course if you have:

  • A sound achievement of English with verbal ability to express yourself.
  • Completed Grade 12 or equivalent qualification.
  • Have at least 3 years of sufficient life experience (work/study).
  •  If you are over 25 years of age.


Course Recognition

This is a non-secular qualification. You will receive a Kailo Training Institute attendance certificate plus a certificate from Therapon University.

Therapon University is accredited in the USA by The American Accrediting Association of Theological Institutions as well as Theological Accreditation International and is authorized to grant degrees by Religious Exemption in St. Thomas, USVI.


Payment Plan

Kailo Training Institute is structured in a monthly payment plan to mitigate any concerns about financial risk.

Various payment methods.

Your Benefits

We have helped people from various backgrounds to become volunteer supporters and counsellors.

  • Learners come from a variety of backgrounds and communities.
  • You will acquire counselling skills to enhance your core profession, such as educators, nurses, pastors.
  • This course can open doors for you if you are looking for a fresh perspective to be of service to your community.
  • There are so many demands on your time that it may be difficult to fit studies in, but this programme is extremely applicable and practical for flexible learning.
  • You can make measurable progress through your studies at a part-time pace.
  • This is an ideal course for you if you want to develop the self-confidence to spread hope and encourage the people around you.
  • After successfully completing the Certificate you can enrol for the Diploma course.


Points To Ponder

At Kailo Training Institute you will never just be a number.

We see you as a whole person, not just a student. We aim to uphold your integrity and wellbeing at every step. Our process is collaborative a purposeful. We also seek to understand your ministry and work with you to optimise your potential and optimise your wellness.




Kailo Training Institute’s team engage in frequent professional counselling, supervision and training. This includes advice, crisis intervention, trauma handling, specialized governance and registered financial advice.

Each team member has more than 30-years of industry experience, as well as specialised academic qualifications. This means they actually walked many miles in students' shoes by completing their studies through distance learning, face-to-face classes and doing research.

All this while working in a vocation and building dynamic ministries and organisations.

Our experiences enable us to create an environment where students can flourish and enjoy their ministries.

Detail about the faculty leadership.

Social Interaction

Kailo Training Institute provides an exceptional experience and level of care for all learners. We handle every interaction with understanding, empathy and confidentiality. 


Personal Growth

Your personal wellness and growth are essential considerations in each ministry focus module.


Learner Support

You will be able to encouragement in the form of daily electronic emails for Inter Trauma Nexus.

Weekly support from the Association for Christian Ministries.

Together we can make our communities healthier by empowering people to support and encourage others.

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